Bafta-nominated actress Keeley Hawes has joined Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Armie Hammer in Netflix’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic, Rebecca. The cast is loaded with stars, including Game of Thrones alum Ben Crompton.
Keeley Hawes is best known for her roles in High-Rise and Bodyguard.
Originally published in 1938, the gothic tale tells the story of a widower, Maxim de Winter, and his new bride being haunted by the ghost of his former wife, Rebecca. The haunting isn’t as direct as in the traditional sense, her ghost isn’t walking the halls, but the past itself lingers in every part of the house. Du Maurier’s book was an instant success, selling a whopping 2.8 million between the time it was released and 1965.
Josh Schwartz, producer of the series, ended the ‘John Green’s Looking for Alaska’ panel by announcing that all eight episodes of Hulu’s new series would be available October 18th. Hulu has had much success with book-to-screen adaptations, like 11/22/63and, more recently, Catch-22. This will be the third time one of Green’s books finds its way to the screen. This comes as no shock, seeing as both The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns had significant success.
Looking for Alaska captures the life of Miles “Pudge” Halter after he is brought into Alaska Young’s world at boarding school. Captivated by the beauty just down the hall, his life will never be the same. The book has been nominated for several awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction.
Joining Schwartz for the panel event was John Green, Stephanie Savage, Charlie Plummer, and Kristine Froseth. Are you excited for the latest John Green adaptation?
Avid YA readers, rejoice! Our Queen of teen romance, Sarah Dessen, is finally getting three of her works adapted into Netflix films. Fans can tell you that her books address all kinds of issues that face teens, not just the pangs of first love and heartbreak. And I can personally tell you, it is about time we see her works on screen.
Along for the Ride follows Auden on her summer of trying to reconnect with her dad. Sleepless nights, new friends, and a newborn step-sister help Auden on her path to self discovery. True to form, there is also a to-die-for love interest, Eli, who has his own past he must come to terms with. Of course, there is so much more packed into this book than I can sum up here, but I can tell you I am most excited that this will be the first of the three adapted by Netflix. Need more convincing? The book won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best YA Fiction.
I love comic book/superhero movies, but not everybody does, and that’s perfectly reasonable. They’re everywhere, they’re not always great, and chances are you get dragged to them because your friends want to see them just to board the hype train. Unfortunately for you, there’s no sign of their end, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a good time out of it. (And if you do happen to like them, then the following drinking strategies might just augment your enjoyment.)
There are many superhero sequels coming out in the next couple years. This means we know what to expect, and what kinds of drinking games we can make for them. We’ve got a few ideas for a few movies so far.
Is it rude to sneak alcoholic beverages into the movie theater and drink while you’re with your friends? Yes. But isn’t it also rude for your friends to peer pressure you into going to a movie you’d rather skip and waste your money? Yes. Therefore, “Turn down for what?”
Spider-Man: Far From Home
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1. A character mentions Iron Man/Tony Stark
2. Spider-Man does a flip
3. Spider-Man shoots a web
4. Spider-Man switches suits
Doctor Strange 2
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1. Characters do the weird hand movements to cast spells
2. Doctor Strange’s cape moves on its own
3. Doctor Strange makes a sassy remark
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1. Aquaman talks to fish
2. Mera has a badass moment
3. The scene changes to a different ocean/sea/lake/etc.
Guardians of the Galaxy 3
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1. They crack a joke
2. Thor calls Rocket, “Rabbit”
3. Thor calls Groot, “Tree”
4. The soundtrack plays a nostalgic song from a different decade
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1. A character says “SHAZAM!” (Or when it shows up in the logo/opening title)
2. You see lightning of any kind (Yes, even in the logo/opening title)
3. Freddy gets meta and makes a remark about superheroes
Hope these “guidelines” help. Drink responsibly, friends.